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Pimping my slk

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I am new to this forum. I have a 2006 SLK350 - Dark Metallic Blue with light beige interior. Nice. It has 17" 10-spoke rims front and rear. I've begun looking at Brabus and other vendors to dress this up a bit.
QUESTIONS:
1. What are the max front and rear rim - sizes (diameter and width) this car will take?
2. For the max rim diameter what tire profile must be used?
3. How much can the car be lowered for a given rim diameter? (For example, if I get 19 inch rims and a 1 inch lowering kit, will the body eat the tires?)
4. Does anyone have a recommendation for the best rims having black or dark colored spokes and center?
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Welcome,

http://www.alloywheelsdirect.net/inf.../mercedes-benz

The outside wheel diameter need to be within 3% of each other.
http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
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welcome to the forum. Brabus is good the max tuners recommend are 19 but there are some who went with 20's.

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